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The European Ombudsman's new mandate - What to expect?

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The European Ombudsman's new mandate - What to expect?

Date: 12 Mar 2010 - 12 Mar 2010

Host: European Ombudsman

City: Brussels

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INVITATION

"The European Ombudsman's new mandate - What to expect?"

Seminar

12 March, 10:00-12:00

Followed by a reception

Room ASP A 1G-2 European Parliament, rue Wiertz, Brussels

On 20 January 2010, P. Nikiforos Diamandouros was re-elected as European Ombudsman by the European Parliament. The Ombudsman has announced the following as priorities for the next five years:

  • To ensure that citizens profit fully from the Treaty of Lisbon and the Charter of Fundamental Rights;
  • To strengthen a "culture of service" to citizens within the EU administration; and
  • To further improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the Ombudsman's office

The Ombudsman is keen to discuss these priorities with interested parties, with a view to gathering suggestions and ideas on how best to shape his new mandate. He, therefore, invites citizens, NGOs, business associations, interest groups, journalists, regional offices and other interested organisations to attend this seminar and to contribute to its deliberations.

Speakers

P. Nikiforos Diamandouros, European Ombudsman

Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the European Commission, responsible for Inter-institutional Relations and Administration

Pat Cox, former President of the European Parliament

Paul de Clerck, Head, Economic Justice Programme, Friends of the Earth Europe

Andrea Benassi, Secretary General, UEAPME ("The voice of SMEs in Europe")

The event will be chaired by Brigitte Alfter, Director, European Fund for Investigative Journalism in Copenhagen.

The registration form is available at: http://www.ombudsman.europa.eu/shortcuts/document.faces/en/4620/pdf.bookmark

Please send the form by 4 March to Gabrielle SHERIDAN, fax: +33 (0)3 88 17 90 62

Further information:

Gundi Gadesmann
Deputy Head of the Communication Unit
Tel.:+32 (0) 2 284 26 09
Contact: Gundi Gadesmann